Rebellion re-enters the Le Mans 24 hours
One of the biggest spectacles in motorsports is without a doubt the 24 Hours endurance race at the French circuit of Le Mans. And Rebellion has for ever left its mark there. Ending on the first position on with its 2011 Le Mans Series LMP1 Team was only the start of that legacy. It ended first in every year since, until 2017. This is not a small feat, definitely if one takes the history of this independent brand into consideration.
Rebellion Corporation was created in 2007 in Lonay, located on the banks of Lake Geneva in Switzerland. It is the passion project of Alexandre Pesci, an entrepreneur driven by a passion for beautiful timepieces, magnificent cars and motorsport. It first started in the Le Mans race in 2011.
Rebellion just announced it will work together with French manufacturer Peugeot that the two motorsports giants are now joining forces at the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) and the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Next month, the technical squad will lay down the project’s main lines, as Peugeot Sport and Rebellion Racing will officially form their team. In 2022, both parties plan to enter endurance racing’s Hypercar class using hybrid power.
Obviously, both Rebellion and Peugeot are delighted to join forces. Jean-Marc Finot, Director PSA Motorsport said:
“the programme will kick off in 2022 and we are extremely happy to be teaming up with one of endurance racing’s big names. The roles will be divided as a function of our respective competencies but we will form a single entity working out of Versailles-Satory, near Paris.”
Rebellion President Alexandre Pesci is even more enthusiastic:
“We are young, ambitious and ‘Rebells’! I am proud to see that we share the same values as PEUGEOT! The technical knowhow of Peugeot Sport combined with the experience of REBELLION Racing will be decisive assets to start this new era of endurance with ambitions clearly displayed.”